Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s mission is to provide educational and instructional professional growth and public service programs for the students and citizens of Mississippi. Our veterans are a significant portion of our population. According to the 2016 Department of Veteran’s Affairs State Summary Mississippi’s veteran population is 193,589. Of that number 41% of veterans are of working age. Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) is dedicated to providing information about educational opportunities available to veterans re-entering the civilian workforce. Through strategic partnerships, MPB is connecting veterans with skill development, career awareness, job search and referrals and educational training and certification available to qualify for in-demand, middle-skill occupations.